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Hayabusa

M-V

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Hayabusa

Type: Astrophysics

MUSES-C (renamed Hayabusa after launch) is a sample return mission to the asteroid. Its primary goal is to acquire and verify technology which is necessary to retrieve samples from a small body in the solar system and to bring back them to the earth.

Location

M-V Pad

Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

43 rockets have launched from Uchinoura Space Center, Japan.

M-V Pad, Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Rocket

M-V – IHI Corporation

Family: Mu
Length: 30.8 m
Diameter: 2.5 m
Launch Mass: 137 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1800 kg

The M-V was manufactured by IHI Corporation with the first launch on 1997-02-12. M-V has 6 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 7 launches. The M-V rocket also called Mu-5 was a Japanese solid-fuel rocket designed to launch scientific satellites.

Agency

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Type: Government
Abbreviation: ISAS

Launchers: Lambda

Country: JPN

ISAS is a Japanese national research organization of astrophysics using rockets, astronomical satellites and interplanetary probes which played a major role in Japan’s space development.

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